Shortened attention spans are very common in early grief. Remember, define early for yourself.
Grief rearranges your mind. It takes awake skill sets you’ve had since childhood. It makes even the simplest things hard to follow. It makes once-familiar things feel arbitrary or confusing. It might feel like you’re broken (you are not broken), but this is another very common physical side effect of grief.
Have you noticed any changes to your ability to concentrate on a task, no matter how simple? Let us know in the comments.
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